Juliana Clark is making a career change within Colten Care, moving to the post of Assistant Interior Designer.
She has been a familiar face since joining us as a Healthcare Assistant at Brook View in 2004.
Juliana progressed to Senior Healthcare Assistant and Infection Control Lead before moving to an administration role and then to Customer Services.
She was most recently a Customer Services Advisor at our Poole homes The Aldbury and Canford Chase.
In a gap year exploring other avenues, Juliana studied for and gained an Interior Design Diploma with the National Design Academy in Nottingham, a mixture of distance and in-studio learning.
“Interior design has always interested me,” says Juliana, whose whole career in elderly people’s care goes back 30 years. “My new role is an opportunity to create beautiful environments that are pleasing to our residents and that enable them to live well.
“I love being able to help people. The role is a mixture of helping to create aesthetically lovely design and ensuring the design environment contributes to the overall quality of care. I’m still caring and supporting people, just doing it in a different way.
“I’m grateful that Colten Care see this as a prime example of retraining within the company and applying new skills for the benefit of our residents.”
Based at Colten House in Ringwood alongside fellow Interior Design team members Georgina Colwell and Wendi Batchelor, Juliana will work across different homes.
One of her most immediate projects has been to help create and decorate the ‘winter wonderlands’ at our homes, featuring Christmas trees, grottos and other seasonal touches.
Juliana is married with three children and lives in Ferndown. Outside work, her interests are gardening, landscaping, photography and travel.